A Joint Committee on Human Rights report has concluded that the
implementation of the draft Mental Incapacity Bill would not be a
breach of human rights legislation.
The draft bill, published in June, would put in place a new regime
for respecting decisions made by people who have capacity to make
them, and for making decisions on behalf of those who do not.
“The safeguards built into the draft bill are sufficient to ensure
that there is no significant risk of the implementation of the
draft bill leading to an incompatibility with any [rights],” the
– Report from www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt/jtrights.htm